Beans – tomorrow right now
Posted November 28, 2007on:
Since the demise of the Anti-Pop Consortium, Beans is the first to re-emerge, following his “Nude Paper” EP released three years ago on Mo’wax before this release from 2003, with a collection of broken hip-hop beats and progressive lo-fi backdrops. With this record, he makes good on all the promises he left with the impressive testament of APC, delivering songs that stay in the brain and lock you into humming til the day runs out. With the infectious steel drums of “Phreek the Beet”, the lo-fi electro-dub of “Hot Venom”, or the winding loop-to-loop flutes of “Mutescreamer”. All this seems destined to redefine the word fresh. Beans pays homage to the gods of early 80s drum machines with powerbook programming, like it was recorded in a vacuum, all clipped and dry and closed-in, a paradox of time where the cadence of Bronx 1979 meets the vision of Brooklyn 2003. Relying on tight rhythmic loops layered over the sound structures, “Tomorrow right now” is surprisingly quite catchy at times, but don´t take the APC sound for granted by any means, Beans is his own man here, building on his former band’s soundscapes. By the way, Anti-Pop Consortium stated that they reunited with the intention of touring and releasing a new record!